MOUNTAIN SCHOOLBOY: Belfry's Koleston Blankenship (5) drives past Jackson County defender Drew Akemon during the final game played on Dec. 29. The Pirates fell in overtime.
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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Pirates fall in overtime; Westside nips Tug

By: 
Teddy Paynter

GOODY — Belfry saw a fourth-quarter lead slip away as Jackson County rallied for a 65-63 win in overtime in the finale of the Mountain Schoolboy Classic played at Belfry High School on Dec. 29.

 

Isiah Roblee led three Pirates (5-5) in double figures with 19 points. Koleston Blankenship and Devin Varney added 13 apiece.

 

Tanner Harris fired in a game-high 31 points for the Generals, now 8-3.

 

At Goody

 

(Mountain Schoolboy Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JC (8-3)…............................8 12 17 19 (9) – 65

 

BF (5-5)…...........................13 8 20 15 (7) – 63

 

Scoring:

 

Jackson County (65) – Tanner Harris 10(2) 5-10 31; Drew Akemon 1(2) 2-2 10; Dylan Rose 5 0-0 10; Hunter Bowling 3 0-0 6; and Chase Gilbert 4 0-0 8. Totals: 23(4) 7-12 65.

 

Belfry (63) – Isiah Roblee 3(3) 4-4 19; Wilson Harris 3 0-1 6; Koleston Blankenship 3(1) 4-6 13; Devin Varney 3(1) 4-4 13; Dezmon Roblee 0(3) 1-1 10; Ryan Jessie 1 2-2 4; and Ty May 1 0-0 2. Totals: 12(8) 15-20 63.

 

Westside, W.Va…....................82

 

Tug Valley………......................79

 

CLEAR FORK, W.Va. — Tug Valley struggled offensively in the first half and Westside made the most of their free throw chances to edge the Panthers, 82-79 in a game played on Dec. 29.

 

Tyler May poured in a game-high 31 points for the Panthers, who dropped to 3-3. Levin Davis and Jonathan Blankenship followed with 13 each while Mason Layne chipped in 11.

 

Jacob Ellis led the Renegades (5-1) with 21 points. Westside shot 27 free throws while Tug Valley managed just six.

 

At Clear Fork, W.Va.

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

TV (3-3)….................................13 7 27 32 – 79

 

WS (5-1)…...............................16 22 12 32 – 82

 

Scoring:

 

Tug Valley (79) – Jonathan Blankenship 2(3) 0-1 13; Bryson Preece 3 0-0 6; Tyler May 7(5) 2-3 31; Levi Davis 5(1) 0-0 13; Colby Savage 1(1) 0-0 5; and Mason Layne 5 1-2 11. Totals: 23(10) 3-6 79.

 

Westside (82) – Broc Smith 1(4) 0-0 14; Travis Cook 1 2-2 4; Shane Jenkins 3(1) 9-9 18; Isaiah Lester 2(1) 4-6 11; Puett Elijah 1 0-2 2; Jacob Ellis 5(2) 5-6 21; and Corey Hatfield 5 2-2 12. Totals: 18(8) 22-27 82.

 

Greenup County…...................76

 

Prestonsburg…….................…65

 

LLOYD — Prestonsburg fell behind by double digits in the opening half and came up on the short end against Greenup County, 76-65, in the Stultz Pharmacy Holiday Classic played on Dec. 29.

 

Drake Nunner fired in 23 points and Austin Endicott added 16 as the Blackcats fell to 3-7.

 

Gage Hughes stripped the nets for a game-high 40 points for the Musketeers (6-6).

 

At Lloyd

 

(Stultz Pharmacy Holiday Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PB (3-7)…................................11 15 23 16 – 65

 

GC (6-6)…...............................15 23 23 15 – 76

 

Scoring:

 

Prestonsburg (65) – Chandler Nelson 6, Drake Nunnery 23, Austin Endicott 16, Dalton Trusty 2, Gunnar Williams 3 and Blake Slone 9.

 

Greenup County (76) – Ethan Spradlin 2, Kyle Gammon 8, Logan Robinson 2, Gage Hughes 40, Elijah Raby 7, Brecken Thomas 6 and J.T. Johnson 10.

 

Perry Central….....................…74

 

Shelby Valley….....................…63

 

GOODY — Shelby Valley saw a first-half lead slip away as Perry Central rallied for a 74-63 win in the Mountain Schoolboy Classic played at Belfry High School on Dec. 29.

 

Cody Potter tossed in 18 points to lead the Wildcats, now 8-4. Blake Burke added 14 and Zach Honaker tallied 11.

 

Richard Cornett led all scorers for the Commodores (8-4) with 21 points.

 

At Goody

 

(Mountain Schoolboy Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PC (8-4)…...............................14 10 26 24 – 74

 

SV (8-4)…...............................10 24 17 12 – 63

 

Scoring:

 

Perry Central (74) – Chandler Caudill 2 4-4 8; Richard Cornett 5(1) 8-14 21; Noah Back 3(1) 9-9 18; Jacob Woolum 3 0-0 6; Sam Turner 4 1-1 9; and Noah Caudill 6 0-2 12. Totals: 23(2) 22-30 74.

 

Shelby Valley (63) – Cameron Worrix 1(2) 0-0 8; Blake Burke 5 4-4 14; Tanner Bentley 1 0-0 2; Cody Potter 3(4) 0-0 18; Zach Honaker 1(3) 0-0 11; Sam Stanley 2 0-0 4; and Keian Worrix 2 2-6 6. Totals: 15(9) 6-10 63.

 

Magoffin County…..................67

 

Phelps……………..................…65

 

GOODY — Phelps held the lead throughout most of the game before Magoffin County took it late and held on for a 67-65 win in the Mountain Schoolboy Classic played at Belfry High School on Dec. 29.

 

Trey Francis poured in a game-high 34 points for Phelps, now 2-10. Cameron Sanson chipped in 11.

 

Isaiah Salyer paced MC (3-11) with 23 points.

 

At Goody

 

(Mountain Schoolboy Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

MC (3-11)…............................14 12 21 20 – 67

 

PH (2-10)….............................13 19 16 17 – 65

 

Scoring:

 

Magoffin County (67) – Dylan Arnett 0 1-2 1; Brady Whitaker 4(1) 4-6 15; Logan Lovely 5 1-4 11; Nolan Arnett 4 0-2 8; Michael Conley 0(1) 0-0 3; Chandler Lykins 1 0-0 2; Isaiah Salyer 3(4) 5-6 23; Mason Lovely 1 0-0 2; and Kaeleb Wages 1 0-0 2. Totals: 19(6) 11-20 67.

 

Phelps (65) – Kinzer Dotson 2 0-0 4; Trey Francis 13(1) 5-6 34; Cameron Sanson 1(3) 0-0 11; Brandon Turnmire 2 1-2 5; Keegan Bentley 3 0-0 6; Jay Casey 0(1) 0-0 3; and Logan Layne 1 0-0 2. Totals: 24(5) 6-8 65.

 

Johnson Central…...................73

 

Pike Central………...................62

 

GOODY — Johnson Central built a double-digit, halftime lead against Pike Central and rolled to a 73-62 win in the Mountain Schoolboy Classic played at Belfry High School on Dec. 29.

 

Jacob Rice finished with 21 points to lead the Golden Eagles, now 6-7. Cory VanHoose added 15 and Gabe Ferrel tallied 14.

 

Christian Mounts poured in a game-high 25 points for the Hawks, now 11-4. Brady Adkins chipped in nine.

 

At Goody

 

(Mountain Schoolboy Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JC (6-7)….................................17 20 14 22 – 73

 

PC (11-4)..................................12 12 18 20 – 62

 

Scoring:

 

Johnson Central (73) – Isaiah May 0(1) 0-0 3; Jacob Rice 6 9-11 21; Cory VanHoose 6 3-4 15; Dalton Collins 3 3-4 9; Gabe Ferrel 3(2) 2-2 14; Grant Davis 0 1-2 1; Bryson Hackney 2 0-0 4; Braxton Bentley 1 2-4 4; and John King 1 0-0 2. Totals: 22(3) 20-27 73.

 

Pike Central (62) – L.J. Missick 2 0-2 4; Austin Charles 2 4-8 8; Brady Adkins 0(1) 6-10 9; Christian Mounts 6(4) 1-2 25; Seth Conn 1(1) 1-2 6; Bryce Adkins 1 0-0 2; Desean Penn 1 4-4 6; and Dennis Freeman 1 0-0 2. Totals: 14(6) 16-30 62.

 

Ambassador CA…....................68

 

East Ridge………..................…63

 

GOODY — Ambassador Christian Academy rallied in the final eight minutes to stun East Ridge, 68-63, in the Mountain Schoolboy Classic played at Belfry High School on Dec. 29.

 

Raakhim Gray led ACA (8-5) with a game-high 27 points. Isaac Moore followed with 21.

 

Dalton Wellman tossed in 21 points to lead the Warriors, who fell to 4-9. Kane Taylor and Cameron Hess added 12 apiece.

 

At Goody

 

(Mountain Schoolboy Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

ER (4-9)…...............................21 13 19 10 – 63

 

AC (8-5)…...............................12 15 18 23 – 68

 

Scoring:

 

East Ridge (64) – Kane Taylor 4 4-7 12; Hunter Damron 3 3-4 9; Dalton Wellman 5(2) 5-6 21; Cameron Hess 4(1) 1-1 12; Jacob Chaffins 1(1) 1-2 6; Logan Thacker 1 0-0 2; and Miles Adkisn 0 1-2 1. Totals: 18(4) 15-22 63.

 

Ambassador Christian (68) – Isaiah Hackney 1(1) 0-0 5; Seth Workman 1 0-0 2; Chris Bailey 1(1) 0-0 5; Isaac Moore 6(1) 6-9 21; Raakhim Gray 10(1) 4-7 27; Ryan Cozart 2 0-0 6; and Malik Gray 1 0-0 2. Totals: 22(4) 12-18 68.

 

Paintsville…........................…78

 

Betsy Layne.......................…..35

 

GOODY — Paintsville dominated from the opening tip and cruised to a 78-35 win over Betsy Layne in the Mountain Schoolboy Classic played at Belfry High School on Dec. 29.

 

Mason Moore paced the Tigers (10-3) with a game-high 18 points while Colby Fugate added 16. Nick Keeton tossed in 11.

 

Grant Orsborn finished with 10 to lead the Bobcats, now 6-7.

 

At Goody

 

(Mountain Schoolboy Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

BL (6-7)…..................................7 6 12 10 – 35

 

PV (10-3).............................…22 20 17 19 – 78

 

Scoring:

 

Betsy Layne (35) – Grant Orsborn 5 0-2 10; Zach Bentley 0(2) 0-0 6; Jordan Frazier 2(1) 0-1 7; Nate Mims 1 1-2 3; Quentin Adkins 0 2-4 2; Michael KcKinney 1 0-0 2; Davy Bentley 1 0-0 2; and Trimble Dotson 1 1-1 3. Totals: 11(3) 4-10 35.

 

Paintsville (78) – Nick Keeton 3 5-7 11; Braxton Tharp 1 0-0 2; Mason Moore 6(1) 3-5 18; James Allen 2(1) 0-0 7; Jaxson Watts 3(1) 0-0 9; Colby Fugate 6(1) 1-3 16; Zach Thompson 0(1) 0-0 3; Ryan Moore 1 0-0 2; Sam Smith 1 0-0 2; Rex Castle 0 1-4 1; Ashton Adams 2 0-0 4; and Ethan Hensley 0(1) 0-0 3. Totals: 25(6) 10-19 78.

 

Tates Creek……......................63

 

Letcher Central…...................58

 

LEXINGTON — Letcher Central and Tates Creek battle throughout before the Commodores turned back the Cougars, 63-58, in the Central Bank Classic played at Lexington Catholic High School on Dec. 29.

 

Elijah Raglin fired in 19 points to lead the Cougars, now 3-11. Gregory Kincer chipped in 12.

 

James McKenzie led all scorers with 20 for the Commodores (3-9).

 

At Lexington

 

(Central Bank Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

TC (3-9)…...............................17 13 16 17 – 63

 

LC (3-11)….............................12 16 13 17 – 58

 

Scoring:

 

Tates Creek (63) – Mikaleb Coffey 14, Seth Davis 3, Deonte Edmonds 5, Kaleb Givens 2, James McKenzie 20, Mekhi Webb 6 and DeMarius Wilson 10.

 

Letcher Central (58) – Tyler Boggs 5, Dalton Martin 2, Gregory Kincer 12, Caleb Stidham 6, Elijah Raglin 19, Tyler Stacy 7 and Trevor Hardin 7.

 

Pikeville………......................…71

 

Floyd Central…...................….63

 

LEXINGTON — Pikeville finished strong to beat Floyd Central, 71-63, in the final game of the Traditional Bank Holiday Classic played at Lexington Catholic on Dec. 29.

 

Wyatt Battaile led a trio of Panthers (7-3) in double figures with a game-high sharing 26 points. Connor Roberts followed with 15 and Cade Byers chipped in 10.

 

J.R. Tackett tallied 26 for the Jaguars, now 8-6. Brad Conn finished with 25.

 

At Lexington

 

(Traditional Bank Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

FC (8-6)…...............................11 18 22 12 – 63

 

PK (7-3)….................................7 23 22 18 – 71

 

Scoring:

 

Floyd Central (63) – Brady Conn 12 1-3 25; Caleb Hager 01-2 1; Kyle Isaac 0(2) 1-3 7; Ethan Smith-Mills 0(1) 1-1 4; and J.R. Tackett 9(1) 5-5 26. Totals: 21(4) 9-15 63.

 

Pikeville (71) – Wyatt Battaile 8(1) 7-8 26; Cade Byers 5 0-0 10; Grayson Harris 0(1) 0-0 3; Evan Rhodes 0(2) 0-0 6; Connor Roberts 1(3) 4-4 15; and Kyle Watkins 2 5-6 9. Totals: 16(7) 16-18 71.

 

Belfry………….....................….87

 

Tug Valley…….....................….85

 

GOODY — Belfry outlasted Tug Valley in a clash of border schools as the Pirates escaped with an 87-85 overtime win in the Mountain Schoolboy Classic played at Belfry High School on Dec. 28.

 

Devin Varney poured in 21 points to lead the Pirates, now 5-4. Wilson Harris followed with 13 while Koleston Blankenship and Isiah Roblee tossed in 12 apiece.

 

Tyler May finished with a game-high 31 points for the Panthers, who dropped to 3-2. Mason Layne followed with 21 while Levi Davis and Colby Savage tossed in 12 each.

 

At Goody

 

(Mountain Schoolboy Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

TV (3-2)…..................….17 15 14 25 (14) – 85

 

BF (5-4)…...................….16 11 23 21 (16) – 87

 

Scoring:

 

Tug Valley (85) – Tyler May 6(5) 3-3 30; Jonathan Blankenship 1(2) 0-2 8; Colby Savage 6 0-3 12; Levi Davis 1(2) 4-4 12; Mason Layne 9 3-3 21; and Caleb May 1 0-0 2. Totals: 24(9) 10-15 85.

 

Belfry (87) – Isiah Roblee 2(5) 10-12; Devin Varney 6(1) 6-9 21; Dezmon Roblee 2 0-0 4; Ryan Jessie 1 4-5 6; Wilson Harris 6 1-2 13; Koleston Blankenship 3 6-8 12; and Justin Adkins 1 0-0 2. Totals: 21(6) 27-37 87.

 

Magoffin County…..................71

 

East Ridge……….....................66

 

GOODY — East Ridge missed a shot as time expired in regulation and Magoffin County took advantage to earn a 71-66 win in overtime in the Mountain Schoolboy Classic played at Belfry High School on Dec. 28.

 

Kane Taylor finished with 21 points to lead the Warriors (4-8). Cameron Hess followed with 18 and Hunter Damron added 10.

 

Brady Whitaker fired in a game-high 25 points for the Hornets, now 2-11.

 

At Goody

 

(Mountain Schoolboy Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

MC (2-11)…...................13 12 13 15 (18) – 71

 

ER (4-8)……...................14 15 12 12 (13) – 66

 

Scoring:

 

Magoffin County (71) – Dylan Arnett 3 1-3 7; Brady Whitaker 4(5) 2-3 25; Logan Lovely 2 5-6 9; Nolan Arnett 1 11-14 13; Morgan Howard 0(1) 0-2 3; Michael Conley 0(1) 0-0 3; Chandler Lykins 0 2-2 2; Isaiah Salyer 0(3) 0-0 9; and Mason Lovely 0 0-4 0. Totals: 10(10) 21-34 71.

 

East Ridge (66) – Kane Taylor 5 11-12 21; Dalton Wellman 0(2) 2-2 8; Hunter Damron 2(2) 0-0 10; Jacob Chaffins 4 1-4 9; and Cameron Hess 2(4) 2-2 18. Totals: 13(8) 16-20 66.

 

Jackson County…....................74

 

Betsy Layne……......................44

 

GOODY — Betsy Layne fell behind early on to Jackson County and the Bobcats came up on the short end of a 74-44 decision in the Mountain Schoolboy Classic played at Belfry High School on Dec. 28.

 

Zach Bentley finished with a game-high 14 points to lead the Bobcats (6-6). Byron Hammond tallied 11.

 

Tanner Harris led the Generals, now 7-3, with a baker's dozen.

 

At Goody

 

(Mountain Schoolboy Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JC (7-3)…................................14 21 17 22 – 74

 

BL (6-6).................................….7 16 9 12 – 44

 

Scoring:

 

Jackson County (74) – Tanner Harris 6 1-2 13; Mcgwire Wilson 6 0-0 12; Drew Akemon 4(1) 0-0 11; Dylan Rose 1 2-2 4; Logan Rose 0(1) 0-0 3; Hunter Bowling 1(2) 2-2 10; Chase Gilbert 5 1-1 11; Cameron Powell 0(1) 0-0 3; Clay Akemon 0(1) 0-0 3; and Andy Bryant 2 0-0 4. Totals: 25(6) 6-7 74.

 

Betsy Layne (44) – Grant Orsborn 1(2) 0-0 8; Zach Bentley 4(2) 0-0 14; Jordan Frazier 2(1) 0-0 7; Nate Mims 0 2-2 2; Byron Hammond 4(1) 0-1 11; and Quentin Adkins 0 2-2 2. Totals: 11(6) 4-5 44.

 

Perry Central……....................82

 

Johnson Central…...................57

 

GOODY — Perry Central took control after halftime and went on to beat Johnson Central, 82-57, in the Mountain Schoolboy Classic played at Belfry High School on Dec. 28.

 

Isaiah May paced the Golden Eagles, now 5-7, with a game-high 25 points. Jacob Rice added 12.

 

Noah Back led the Commodores (7-4) with 21 points.

 

At Goody

 

(Mountain Schoolboy Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JC (5-7)…............................…18 16 9 14 – 57

 

PC (7-4)…...........................…22 19 18 23 – 82

 

Scoring:

 

Johnson Central (57) – Isaiah May 8(2) 3-4 25; Jacob Rice 6 0-0 12; Cory VanHoose 3 2-4 8; Gabe Ferrel 1(1) 1-4 6; Braxton Bentley 1 0-5 2; Dawson Burton 1 0-0 2; and John King 0 2-2 2. Totals: 20(3) 8-19 57.

 

Perry Central (82) – Chandler Caudill 4(1) 0-0 11; Richard Cornett 4 1-2 9; Noah Back 2(5) 2-2 21; Jacob Woolum 4 0-0 8; Sam Turner 4 3-7 11; Dylan Chaney 0 1-2 1; Cameron Brown 1 0-0 2; Cameron Fugate 1 0-0 2; Jake Brown 2(1) 2-2 9; and Noah Caudill 4 0-0 8. Totals: 26(7) 9-15 82.

 

Ambassador CA…....................63

 

Phelps…………….....................57

 

GOODY — Phelps rallied from a huge first-half deficit but came up short, falling to Ambassador Christian Academy, 63-57, in the Mountain Schoolboy Classic played at Belfry High School on Dec. 28.

 

Trey Francis shared game-high scoring honors for the Hornets (2-9) with 20 points. Brandon Turnmire and Jay Casey added 13 apiece.

 

Raahkim Gray paced ACA (7-5) with 20 points. Isaac Moore added 19 and Chris Bailey chipped in 13.

 

At Goody

 

(Mountain Schoolboy Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

ACA (7-5)…..............................25 12 9 17 – 63

 

PH (2-9)….............................…9 11 24 13 – 57

 

Scoring:

 

Ambassador Christian (63) – Isaiah Hackney 1(1) 1-4 6; Chris Bailey 3(2) 1-1 13; Isaac Moore 7 5-6 19; Raahkim Gray 8 4-7 20; Colton Blankenship 0 2-2 2; and Malik Gray 0(1) 0-1 3. Totals: 19(4) 13-21 63.

 

Phelps (57) – Trey Francis 7 6-9 20; Keegan Bentley 1(1) 0-0 5; Kinzer Dotson 2 0-2 4; Brandon Turnmire 6 1-2 13; Jay Casey 2(3) 0-0 13; and Logan Layne 0 2-2 2. Totals: 18(4) 9-15 57.

 

Seneca…………..................…..76

 

Prestonsburg…….................…39

 

LLOYD — Prestonsburg struggled offensively and Seneca was able to pull away for a 76-39 win in the Stultz Pharmacy Holiday Classic played at Greenup County High School on Dec. 28.

 

Austin Endicott finished with 11 points to lead the Blackcats (3-6) while Drake Nunnery chipped in eight.

 

Carl Parker tossed in a game-high 23 points for the Redhawks, now 2-9.

 

At Lloyd

 

(Stultz Holiday Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PB (3-6)…..................................11 13 5 15 – 39

 

SA (2-9)…................................20 19 18 19 – 76

 

Scoring:

 

Prestonsburg (39) – Chandler Nelson 5, Drake Nunnery 8, Austin Endicott 11, Phil Cornett 8, Dalton Trusty 2 and Gunnar Williams 5.

 

Seneca (76) – Jairiq Howard 3, Phillip Armstrong 11, Robert Walker 8, Kylan Gill 4, Carl Parker 23, Richard Ninamou 7, Tim Gordon 11, Tiriq David 4, Red Perez Reyes 4 and Ahrehom Sims 1.

 

Taylor County….......................78

 

Pikeville………….....................56

 

LEXINGTON — Pikeville's offensive woes continued as Taylor County ran past the Panthers, 78-56, in the Traditional Bank Holiday Classic played at Lexington Catholic on Dec. 27.

 

Wyatt Battaile fired in 25 points as Pikeville dropped to 6-3. Evan Rhodes chipped in nine.

 

TreVon Smith poured in a game-high 36 points for the Cardinals, now 2-5.

 

At Lexington

 

(Traditional Bank Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PK (6-3)…................................11 19 8 18 – 56

 

TC (2-5)...............................…14 25 21 18 – 78

 

Scoring:

 

Pikeville (56) – Wyatt Battaile 8(2) 3-6 25; Christian Billiter 1 1-2 3; Cade Byers 1 0-0 2; Zach Hamilton 1 2-2 4; Bradyn Hunter 0 3-4 3; Evan Rhodes 4 1-3 9; and Connor Roberts 2 4-4 8. Totals: 17(2) 14-20 56.

 

Taylor County (78) –Evan Davis 5 0-0 10; Austin Ellis 1(2) 0-0 8; Nick Knifley 2(1) 2-2 9; Grant McQueary 3 4-4 10; Kybrin Smith 0(1) 0-0 3; TreVon Smith 9(2) 12-12 36; and Carson Watson 0 2-2 2. Totals: 20(6) 20-20 78.

 

Paintsville……........................74

 

Phelps………........................…50

 

GOODY — Paintsville pulled away from Phelps in the second half to score a 74-50 win in the Mountain Schoolboy Classic played at Belfry High School on Dec. 27.

 

Nick Keeton paced the Tigers, now 9-3, with 12 points. Mason Moore added 10.

 

Camerson Sanson led all scorers for the Hornets (2-8) with 14 points. Trey Francis chipped in 10.

 

At Goody

 

(Mountain Schoolboy Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PV (9-3)…...............................14 12 26 22 – 74

 

PH (2-8)…...............................12 3 14 21 – 50

 

Scoring:

 

Paintsville (74) – Nick Keeton 5 2-3 12; Seth Williams 3 3-5 9; Braxton Tharp 2 2-2 6; Mason Moore 5 0-0 10; Ryan Gibson 1(1) 0-0 5; Jaxon Watts 2 0-1 4; Colby Fugate 2 3-4 7; James Allen 1 0-1 2; Ryan Moore 2 0-0 4; Karsten Poe 0(1) 0-0 3; Rex Castle 2 1-1 5; Jared Meade 1 1-1 3; Ashton Adams 1 0-0 2; and Ryleh McKenzie 1 0-0 2. Totals: 28(2) 12-17 74.

 

Phelps (50) – Kimper Dotson 0 2-4 2; Keegan Bentley 1(1) 1-2 6; Trey Francis 3 4-4 10; Brandon Turnmire 2 1-2 5; Cameron Sanson 0(4) 2-2 14; Jay Casey 0(1) 0-0 3; Cameron McClanahan 1 1-1 3; Logan Layne 1 0-0 2; and Cameron Hatfield 0(1) 2-2 5. Totals: 8(7) 13-17 50.

 

Belfry………............................85

 

East Ridge…........................…61

 

GOODY — Belfry erupted for 31 points in the second period and cruised to an 85-61 win over Phelps in the Mountain Schoolboy Classic played at Belfry High School on Dec. 27.

 

Isiah Roblee poured in a game-high 26 points as the Pirates moved to 4-4. Devin Varney followed with 21 and Koleston Blankenship finished with 16.

 

Dalton Wellman led the Warriors (4-7) with 25 points while Jacob Chaffins added 17 and Kane Taylor netted 10.

 

At Goody

 

(Mountain Schoolboy Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

ER (4-7)…............................…12 14 15 20 –61

 

BF (4-4)……............................15 31 14 25 – 85

 

Scoring:

 

East Ridge (61) – Kane Taylor 10; Dalton Wellman 25; Cameron Hess 2; Jacob Chaffins 17; Logan Thacker 4; Lucas Coleman 1; and Jackson Potter 2. Totals: 18(6) 7-10 61.

 

Belfry (85) – Isiah Roblee 2(6) 4-6 26; Wilson Harris 2 0-0 4; Koleston Blankenship 6 4-4 16; Devin Varney 9(1) 0-2 21; Ryan Jessie 2 0-1 4; Ty May 1(1) 0-0 5; Job Corbett 1 0-0 2. Totals: 26(8) 9-17 85.

 

Shelby Valley………..................63

 

Jackson County…................….57

 

GOODY — Shelby Valley rallied from a halftime deficit to turn back Jackson County, 63-57, in the Mountain Schoolboy Classic played at Belfry High School on Dec. 27.

 

Cameron Worrix led a balanced scoring attack for the Wildcats (7-3) with a game-high 16 points. Blake Burke followed with 14 while Cody Potter and Zach Honaker scored 13 each.

 

Hunter Bowling paced the Generals, now 6-3, with 14 points.

 

At Goody

 

(Mountain Schoolboy Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

SV (7-3)…...............................13 11 22 17 – 63

 

JC (6-3)…................................13 18 11 15 – 57

 

Scoring:

 

Shelby Valley (63) – Cameron Worrix 4(2) 2-2 16; Blake Burke 5 4-6 14; Cody Potter 2(1) 6-8 13; Zach Honaker 2(3) 0-0 13; Keian Worrix 0(1) 0-0 3; and Brandon Little 2 0-0 4. Totals: 15(7) 12-16 63.

 

Jackson County (57) – Tanner Harris 3(1) 1-6 10; McGwire Wilson 1 2-2 4; Drew Akemon 3(1) 4-4 13; Dylan Rose 2 4-5 8; Hunter Bowling 2(2) 4-5 14; Chase Gilbert 2 3-3 7; and Andy Bryant 0 1-2 1. Totals: 13(4) 19-27 57.

 

Lexington Christian..............…78

 

Letcher Central……..............…42

 

LEXINGTON — Letcher Central struggled throughout the second half as Lexington Christian downed the Cougars, 78-42, in the Central Bank Classic played on Dec. 27.

 

Gregor Kincer paced the Cougars (3-9) with 16 points while Elijah Raglin added 13.

 

Austin Hall fired in a game-high 21 points for the Eagles, now 5-5.

 

At Lexington

 

(Central Bank Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

LC (3-9)…..........................….11 14 7 10 – 42

 

LX (5-5)…..........................….17 14 23 24 – 78

 

Scoring:

 

Letcher Central (42) – Tyler Boggs 4, Tyler Stacy 2, Dalton Martin 3, Gregory Kincer 16, Caleb Stidham 4 and Elijah Raglin 13.

 

Lexington Christian (78) – Baylor Brown 4, Carter Hendrickson 11, Ezekeil Grier 2, Austin Hall 21, Kyle Rode 17, Will Hacker 12, Isaiah Hunt 4, Jake McIntire 2, Jaxson Davis 2 and Aaron Abrahamson 3.

 

Johnson Central…...................95

 

Betsy Layne………...................59

 

GOODY – Johnson Central used a strong second-half effort to pull away and beat Betsy Layne, 95-59, in the Mountain Schoolboy Classic played at Belfry High School on Dec. 27.

 

Isaiah May tossed in a game-high 21 points for the Golden Eagles, now 5-6. Jacob Rice followed with 15 and Gabe Ferrel chipped in 13.

 

Grant Orsborn led the Bobcats (6-5) with 16 points while Byron Hammond added 13.

 

At Goody

 

(Mountain Schoolboy Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JC (5-6)…................................24 20 26 25 – 95

 

BL (6-5)…...............................16 16 11 16 – 59

 

Scoring:

 

Johnson Central (95) – Isaiah May 9(1) 0-0 21; Jacob Rice 4(2) 1-1 15; Cory VanHoose 2 2-2 6; Dalton Collins 1 0-0 2; Gabe Ferrel 5 3-4 13; Grant Davis 0 2-2 2; Evan Adkins 0 2-2 2; Ryan Sartin-Slone 3(1) 0-0 9; Bryson Hackney 0(1) 0-2 3; Braxton Bentley 0 2-2 2; Dawson Burton 1 0-2 2; Mason Fairchild 1(1) 0-0 5; Brett Caudill 1 0-0 2; John King 1 0-0 2; and Riley Preece 2(1) 2-2 9. Totals: 30(7) 14-19 95.

 

Betsy Layne (59) – Jordan Frazier 2(1) 0-0 7; Byron Hammond 6 1-4 13; Nathaniel Mims 1 0-0 2; Grant Orsborn 5(1) 3-6 16; Zach Bentley 1(1) 1-2 6; Michael McKinney 2 0-0 4; Quintin Adkisn 2 2-4 6; Davey Bentley 1 1-2 3; and Colin Howell 0 2-2 2. Totals: 20(3) 10-20 59.

 

Ambassador CA…….................65

 

Piarist School……................…33

 

GOODY — Ambassador Christian Academy exploded for 35 points in the game's first eight minutes and rolled to a 65-33 win over Piarist School in the Mountain Schoolboy Classic played at Belfry High School on Dec. 27.

 

Isaac Moore led ACA (6-5) with 18 points while Seth Workman added 17.

 

Skylar Williams tossed in 18 points to share game-high scoring honors for the Knights, now 1-9.

 

At Goody

 

(Mountain Schoolboy Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

ABC (6-5)…............................…35 16 9 5 – 65

 

PS (1-9)……...........................….8 10 5 10 – 33

 

Scoring:

 

Ambassador Christian (65) – Isaiah Hackney 0 2-2 2; Isaac Moore 5(2) 2-2 18; Chris Bailey 2 0-0 4; Seth Workman 7(1) 0-2 17; Malik Gray 1 0-0 2; Ryan Cozart 0(2) 0-0 6; Colton Blankenship 2(1) 1-1 8; Marshall Conley 1(1) 0-0 5; and Cory Hynd 0(1) 0-0 3. Totals: 18(8) 5-7 65.

 

Piarist School (33) – Steven Misczenscki 3 2-4 8; Kyle Price 2(1) 3-4 7; and Skylar Williams 2(2) 8-12 18. Totals: 7(1) 13-20 33.

 

Pike Central……......................70

 

Tolsia, W.Va….....................….49

 

GLENHAYES, W.Va. – Pike Central took control early on against Tolsia and rolled to a 70-49 win in a game played on Dec. 27.

 

L.J. Missick and Christian Mounts poured in 21 points apiece to share game-high honors for the Hawks, now 11-2.

 

Jared Switzer paced the Rebels (3-3) with 11 points.

 

At Glenhayes, W.Va.

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PC (11-2)….............................23 18 16 13 – 70

 

TS (3-3)….............................…14 16 7 12 – 49

 

Scoring:

 

Pike Central (70) – Seth Conn 2 0-0 4; L.J. Missick 10 1-2 21; Christian Mounts 6(3) 0-0 21; Brady Adkisn 0 (1) 0-0 3; Dasean Penn 1 0-0 2; Dennis Freeman 4 0-0 8; Austin Charles 1 0-0 2; Noah Adkins 1 0-0 2; Logan Wood 1 0-0 2; and Bryce Adkins 1(1) 0-0 5. Totals: 27(5) 1-2 70.

 

Tolsia, W.Va. (49) – Jacob Mollett 1(1) 1-2 6; Austin Salmons 2 1-1 5; Jared Switzer 2(2) 1-2 11; Rob Cantrell 3(1) 0-0 9; Jonathan Johnson 2 2-2 6; Tyler Johnson 1(2) 0-0 8; and William Spaulding 1 2-2 4. Totals: 12(6) 7-9 49.

 

Doss…………..........................65

 

Pikeville…….......................….42

 

LEXINGTON — Pikeville struggled offensively in the second half as Doss pulled away for a 65-42 win in the Traditional Bank Holiday Classic played at Lexington Catholic on Dec. 26.

 

Wyatt Battaile was the only Panther in double figures with 11 as Pikeville dropped to 6-2. Christian Billiter and Kyle Watkins chipped in nine apiece.

 

Stephon Franklin led the Dragons, now 9-3, with a game-high 14 points.

 

At Lexington

 

(Traditional Bank Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

DS (9-3)…...............................17 15 16 17 – 65

 

PK (6-2)….................................16 10 5 11 – 42

 

Scoring:

 

Doss (65) – Jeremiah Boyd 4 0-1 8; LaQuay Kennerly 1(1) 0-0 5; ShawnKel Knight-Goff 4 0-1 8; Stephon Franklin 2(3) 1-2 14; Joseph Roberson 1(1) 0-0 5; Michael Weaver 1 0-0 2; Meith Reclow 4 0-0 8; Taye Calloway 0(3) 0-0 9; Daron Washington 2 0-0 4; and Josh Nichols 1 0-0 2. Totals: 20(8) 1-3 65.

 

Pikeville (42) – Wyatt Battaile 4 3-6 11; Christian Billiter 2(1) 2-2 9; Evan Rhodes 2 0-0 4; Cade Byers 1 1-2 3; Connor Roberts 1 0-0 2; Kyle Watkins 0(3) 0-0 9; Zach Hamilton 1 0-0 2; and Seth Pugh 1 0-2 2. Totals: 12(4) 6-12 42.

 

Pikeville…..............................72

 

Morgan County…....................51

 

PRESTONSBURG — Pikeville built a big halftime lead against Morgan County and cruised to a 72-51 win in the championship game of the Hi-Tech/Graphix Holiday Classic played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Dec. 23.

 

Wyatt Battaile poured in a game-high 26 points to lead the Panthers now 6-1. Connor Roberts followed with 15 while Evan Rhodes finished with 14 and Christian Billiter chipped in 13.

 

Josh Adkins paced the Cougars (9-2) with 15 points.

 

At Prestonsburg

 

(Hi-Tech/Graphix Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

MC (9-2)…................................7 15 17 12 – 51

 

PK (6-1)…...............................22 19 12 19 – 72

 

Scoring:

 

Morgan County (51) – Josh Adkins 4(1) 2-5 13; Garrett Adkins 1(1) 1-1 6; Blake Evans 3(1) 2-2 11; Jake Helton 3 6-8 12; and Michael Prater 3(1) 0-1 9. Totals: 14(4) 11-17 51.

 

Pikeville (72) – Wyatt Battaile 10(1) 3-4 26; Evan Rhodes 7 0-4 14; Connor Roberts 6(1) 0-0 15; Christian Billiter 5(1) 0-0 13; Grayson Harris 1 0-0 2; and Connor Byers 1 0-0 2. Totals: 30(3) 3-9 72.

 

Madison Southern..............….82

 

Shelby Valley……................….60

 

MOREHEAD — Shelby Valley fell behind by double digits in the opening half and Madison Southern cruised to an 82-60 win in the Kentucky Bank Challenge played at Rowan County High School on Dec. 23.

 

Tanner Bentley finished with 17 to lead the Wildcats, now 6-3. Cameron Worrix followed with 13 and Blake Burke chipped in 11.

 

Shawn Short paced Southern, now 6-5, with a game-high 19 points.

 

At Morehead

 

(Kentucky Bank Challenge)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

SV (6-3)…...............................14 13 18 15 – 60

 

MS (6-5)…..............................16 24 20 22 – 82

 

Scoring:

 

Shelby Valley (60) – John Flanery 0 2-2 2; Cameron Worrix 2(3) 0-0 13; Blake Burke 3 5-8 11; Tanner Bentley 8 1-2 17; Cody Potter 0(2) 2-2 8; Keian Worrix 0 4-4 4; Zach Honaker 0(1) 0-0 3; and Orbie McPeek 1 0-0 2. Totals: 14(6) 14-18 60.

 

Madison Southern (82) – Landen Stacy 1 2-2 4; Shawn Short 6(1) 4-7 19; Se4h Shepherd 1 1-1 3; Josh Reynolds 2 0-0 4; Trent Moberly 4(1) 2-2 13; Tre McCreath 4(1) 4-5 15; Samuel Lee 1 0-0 Dalton Gregory 2 0-0 4; Chad Fugate 1 3-5 5; and Hunter Buchanan 5(1) 0-0 13. Totals: 27(4) 16-22 82.

 

Betsy Layne………...................55

 

Boyd-Buchanan, TN.................24

 

GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Betsy Layne used a balanced scoring attack to pull away and beat Boyd-Buchanan (Tenn.), 55-24, in the Smoky Mountain Classic played on Dec. 23.

 

Byron Hammon led all scorers for the Bobcats, now 6-4, with 14 points. Grant Orsborn followed with 12.

 

Ethan Evdans chipped in nine for Boyd (1-8).

 

At Gatlinburg, Tenn.

 

(Smoky Mountain Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

BL (6-4)…................................12 18 14 11 – 55

 

BB (1-8)…..................................6 6 5 7 – 24

 

Scoring:

 

Betsy Layne (55) – Grant Orsborn 6 0-2 12; Zach Bentley 3 0-0 6; Morris Adkins 3 0-0 6; Nathaniel Mims 0 0-1 0; Byron Hammond 7 0-3 14; Quinton Adkins 2 0-0 4; Trimble Dotson 0(1) 0-0 3; Davey Bentley 0 1-4 1; Frank Tackett 0 3-4 3; J.D. Howell 1 0-0 2; M.K. McKinney 1 0-0 2; and Joshua Hall 1 0-0 2. Totals: 24(1) 4-14 55.

 

Boyd-Buchanan, TN (24) – Ethan Evan 4 0-1 9; Peyton Edmonson 0(1) 2-8 5; Travie Gilley 1 1-2 3; Thomas Eversham 0 2-2 2; Reese Beavers 1 1-2 and Christopher Bauch 1 1-2 3. Totals: 7(1) 7-16 24.

 

Boyd County….........................74

 

Paintsville……....................….56

 

MOREHEAD — Paintsville struggled offensively as Boyd County ran away from the Tigers, 74-56, in the Kentucky Bank Challenge played at Rowan County High School on Dec. 23.

 

Mason Moore stripped the nets for 24 points to lead the Tigers, now 8-3. Seth Williams added 17.

 

Gunner Short tossed in a game-high 27 points for the Lions (6-3).

 

At Morehead

 

(Kentucky Bank Challenge)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PV (8-3)…...............................17 13 12 14 – 56

 

BC (6-3)…...............................12 24 21 17 – 74

 

Scoring:

 

Paintsville (56) – Nick Keeton 2 0-0 4; Seth Williams 3(3) 2-3 17; Braxton Tharp 1 0-0 2; Mason Moore 4(5) 1-1 24; James Allen 2(1) 0-0 7; and Ryan Moore 1 0-0 2. Totals: 13(9) 3-4 56.

 

Boyd County (74) – Reese Robinson 3(3) 3-4 17; Gunner Short 7(2) 7-8 27; Taylor Smith 0(4) 4-4 16; Blake Stewart 3 5-7 11; and Talbott Taylor 1 0-0 2. Totals: 13(9) 19-24 74.

 

Betsy Layne….........................62

 

Jackson City…........................60

 

GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Betsy Layne rallied in the final minutes to score a thrilling 62-60 win over Jackson City in the Smoky Mountain Classic played on Dec. 22.

 

Byron Hammon finished with 15 points for the Bobcats (5-4). Zach Bentley followed with 14 and Grant Orsborn added 13.

 

Camron Turner poured in a game-high 30 points for JC, now 3-8.

 

At Gatlinburg, Tenn.

 

(Smoky Mountain Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JC (3-8)…................................12 21 11 16 – 60

 

BL (5-4)…..............................…7 16 15 22 – 62

 

Scoring:

 

Jackson City (60) – Camron Turner 8(2) 8-12 30; Alex Terry 2(1) 0-0 7; Colton Smith 1(1) 2-2 7; Jarred Mullins 1 0-2 2; and Dawson Duff 2(2) 6-8 16. Totals: 14(6) 16-24 60.

 

Betsy Layne (62) – Grant Orsborn 6 1-2 13; Nate Mims 1 0-0 2; Byron Hammond 6 3-6 15; Jordan Frazier 1 0-0 2; Zach Bentley 3(2) 2-4 14; Quintin Adkins 2 0-0 4; and Morris Adkins 6 0-1 12. Totals: 25(2) 6-13 62.

 

North Laurel………...................74

 

Shelby Valley………..................43

 

MOREHEAD — State tournament contender North Laurel jumped on Shelby Valley early and rolled to a 74-43 win in the Kentucky Bank Challenge played at Rowan County High School on Dec. 22.

 

Blake Burke was the only Valley (6-2) player in double figures with 11 points. Cody Potter chipped in nine.

 

Albert Oster led the Jaguars, now 8-1, with a game-high 23 points.

 

At Morehead

 

(Kentucky Bank Challenge)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

SV (6-2)……................................8 17 10 8 – 43

 

NL (8-1)….................................23 13 29 9 – 74

 

Scoring:

 

Shelby Valley (43) – Sam Stanley 1 2-2 4; Cameron Worrix 0(2) 0-2 6; Blake Burke 4 3-4 11; Tanner Bentley 0 1-2 1; Cody Potter 1(2) 1-2 9; Keian Worrix 1 0-0 2; Zach Honaker 2 0-0 4; and Orbie McPeek 2 2-2 6. Totals: 11(4) 9-14 43.

 

North Laurel (74) – Brian Gray 3(1) 3-3 12; Albert Oster 10 3-4 23; Kaleb Osborne 0(3) 2-2 11; Keenan Hernandez 1 1-2 3; Adam Sizemore 2(1) 3-4 10; Landon Young 6 1-2 13; and Cole Kelley 1 0-0 2. Totals: 20(5) 13-17 74.

 

Paintsville……........................51

 

Holmes………..........................48

 

MOREHEAD — Paintsville rallied in the final quarter and held on to nip Holmes, 51-48, in the Kentucky Bank Challenge played at Rowan County High School on Dec. 22.

 

Seth Williams fired in a game-high 21 points for the Tigers, now 8-2.

 

Kerez Race led Holmes (3-4) with 13 points.

 

At Morehead

 

(Kentucky Bank Challenge)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

HM (3-4)……........................…11 14 16 7 – 48

 

PV (8-2)……….......................12 10 18 11 – 51

 

Scoring:

 

Holmes (48) – Trey Gaither 0(3) 0-2 9; Tico Pouncy 4 1-2 9; D.V. Gulley 1 0-0 2; Raavia Commodore 3 0-1 6; Kerez Race 1(3) 2-2 13; Raekwon Sterling 2 0-0 4; and Donavin Saxon 2 1-3 5. Totals: 13(6) 4-10 48.

 

Paintsville (51) – Nick Keeton 3 2-2 8; Seth Williams 4(3) 4-4 21; Braxton Tharp 3 0-1 6; Mason Moore 2 1-2 5; Ryan Gibson 1 0-0 2; Jaxson Watts 2 0-0 4; and James Allen 2 1-2 5. Totals: 17(3) 8-11 51.

 

Greenup County...................…99

 

Phelps…………….....................71

 

RACELAND — Greenup County dominated from start to finish in a 99-71 win over Phelps in the Derby Classic played on Dec. 21.

 

Trey Franics led the Hornets (2-7) with 18 points while Brandon Turnmire followed with 15. Kinzer Dotson and Jay Casey added 12 apiece.

 

Gage Hughes torched the nets for a game-high 40 points for the Musketeers, now 4-5.

 

At Raceland

 

(Derby Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PH (2-7)…...............................14 15 18 24 – 71

 

GC (4-5)…...............................22 26 21 31 – 99

 

Scoring:

 

Phelps (71) – Kinzer Dotson 5 2-3 12; Keegen Bentley 1(2) 1-2 9; Trey Francis 8 2-2 18; Brandon Turnmire 7 1-2 15; Cameron Sanson 0(1) 0-0 3; Jay Casey 6 0-0 12; Cameron McClanahan 1 0-0 2. Totals: 28(3) 6-9 71.

 

Greenup County (99) – Cole French 2 0-0 4; Kyle Gammon 6(1) 4-5 19; Gage Hughes 8(6) 6-8 40; J.R. Johnson 0 1-2 1; J.T. Johnson 0(3) 0-0 9; Elijah Raby 0 1-2 1; Logan Robinson 2 0-0 4; Ethan Spradlin 5 1-2 11; Brecken Thomas 3 0-1 6; and Cody Tolliver 1 2-2 4. Totals: 27(10) 15-22 99.

 

Kentucky Day….......................57

 

Betsy Layne……......................43

 

GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Betsy Layne struggled offensively from the outset as Kentucky Country Day cruised to a 57-43 win in the Smoky Mountain Classic played on Dec. 21.

 

Byron Hammond was the lone Bobcat (4-4) to finish in double figures with a game-high 17 points.

 

KCD, now 4-4, was led by Solomon Mathis' 15 points.

 

At Gatlinburg, Tenn.

 

(Smoky Mountain Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

KD (4-4)….................................24 10 14 9 – 57

 

BL (4-4)…....................................9 12 16 6 – 43

 

Scoring:

 

Kentucky Day (57) – Sam Siefke 1(2) 0-0 8; Anthony ONeal 0(1) 0-0 3; Solomon Mathis 5(1) 2-3 15; Mckay Howell 2 0-2 4; Peyton Hendrickson 1(3) 1-6 12; Cedric Cosby 4 3-4 11; and Wilder Brice 2 0-2 4. Totals: 15(7) 6-17 57.

 

Betsy Layne (43) – Grant Orsborn 3 0-1 6; Nate Mims 1 0-0 2; Byron Hammond 5 7-10 17; Jordan Frazier 3 0-0 6; Zach Bentley 1 0-0 2; and Morris Adkins 5 0-0 10. Totals: 18 7-11 43.

 

Sheldon Clark.........................75

 

Phelps………........................…37

 

RACELAND — Sheldon Clark opened up a big lead early on against Phelps and rolled to a 75-37 win in the Derby Classic played on Dec. 20.

 

Trey Francis led the Hornets, now 2-6, with 17 points.

 

Brady Dingess paced all scorers with 20 for the Cardinals (5-4). Ethan Colegrove followed with 18 and Austin Horn added 12.

 

At Raceland

 

(Derby Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PH (2-6)…........................................9 8 4 16 – 37

 

SC (5-4)…......................................26 15 20 7 – 75

 

Scoring:

 

Phelps (37) – Keegen Bentley 0(1) 0-0 3; Trey Francis 8 1-1 17; Brandon Turnmire 3 0-0 6; Cameron Sanson 0(2) 0-0 6; and Jay Casey 2 1-2 5. Totals: 13(3) 2-4 37.

 

Sheldon Clark (75) – Ethan Colegrove 8 2-2 18; Brady Dingess 9 2-4 20; Corey Hanson 2 0-0 4; Austin Horn 0(4) 0-0 12; Trey James 1 0-0 2; Braxton Maynard 1(1) 0-0 5; Nick Maynard 0(1) 0-0 3; and Ian Reed 1(3) 0-0 11. Totals: 22(9) 4-6 75.

 

Raceland……..........................59

 

Phelps………...........................29

 

RACELAND — Phelps struggled offensively from the start as Raceland cruised to a 59-29 win in the Derby Classic played on Dec. 19.

 

Trey Francis tossed in 11 points to lead the Hornets, who fell to 2-5.

 

Rylie Potter and Octavious Hall paced the Rams (4-3) with a game-high 12 points each.

 

At Raceland

 

(Derby Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PH (2-5)….................................4 7 11 7 – 29

 

RC (4-3)…...............................15 17 12 15 – 59

 

Scoring:

 

Phelps (29) – Kinzer Dotson 2 2-4 6; Keegen Bentley 0(1) 0-0 3; Trey Francis 4 3-4 11; Brandon Turnmire 3 1-2 7; and Cameron McClanahan 1 0-0 2. Totals: 10(1) 6-11 29.

 

Raceland (59) – Andrew Floyd 1(1) 0-0 5; Octavious Hall 2(2) 2-2 12; Brock Hapney 3 0-10 6; Greg Mershon 2(1) 1-1 8; Kirk Pence 4 0-0 8; Rylie Potter 5 2-2 12; and Travis Weaver 3 2-2 8. Totals: 20(4) 7-7 59.

 

Madison Central…..................88

 

Paintsville………......................57

 

BEREA — Madison Central took charge early on against Paintsville and rolled to an 88-57 win over the Tigers in the Berea Invitational Tournament played on Dec. 17.

 

Mason Moore fired in 24 points and Seth Williams added 18 as the Tigers dropped to 7-2.

 

Dustin Geralds led Southern (7-1) with a game-high 27 points.

 

At Berea

 

(Berea Invitational Tournament)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

MC (7-1)............................…..25 20 26 17 – 88

 

PV (7-2)……...........................10 15 15 17 – 57

 

Scoring:

 

Madison Central (88) – Isaiah Cozart 4 6-6 14; Isaiah Minter 6(3) 0-0 21; Jacori Miller 1(2) 0-0 8; Scott Quaid 0(1) 0-0 3; Tyler Crafton 0(1) 0-0 3; Kole Brown 2 0-0 4; Dustin Geralds 11(1) 2-3 27; Zuaezhan Charlton 0 0-4 0; Kenyon McKee 2 2-2 6; and Chase Pressley 1 0-0 2. Totals: 27(8) 10-15 88.

 

Paintsville (57) – Nick Keeton 3 1-1 7; Seth Williams 3(3) 3-8 18; Mason Moore 5(4) 2-4 24; Jaxson Watts 2 0-0 4; Colby Fugate 1 0-0 2; and James Allen 0 2-2 2. Totals: 14(7) 8-15 57.

 

Paintsville……........................60

 

Menifee County....................…47

 

BEREA — Paintsville used a solid second-half performance to pull away and beat Menifee County, 60-47, in the Berea Invitational Tournament played on Dec. 16.

 

Seth Williams led all scorers for the Tigers (7-1) with 15 points while Mason Moore added 14.

 

Dalton Barnett finished with 14 for Menifee, now 3-3.

 

At Berea

 

(Berea Invitational Tournament)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

MC (3-3)…................................4 11 13 19 – 47

 

PV (7-1)….................................11 9 22 18 – 60

 

Scoring:

 

Menifee County (47) – Jacob Lawson 1 0-0 2; Dalton Barnett 4(2) 0-0 14; Travis Trimble 2 3-3 7; Jerry Henry 0(1) 0-0 3; Joe Murphy 1 0-0 2; Alan Maze 0(1) 0-0 3; Dalton Martin 0 5-6 5; Drake Jenkins 0(2) 2-2 8; and Chase Williams 0(1) 0-0 3. Totals: 8(7) 10-11 47.

 

Paintsville (60) – Nick Keeton 3 2-3 8; Seth Williams 5(1) 2-3 15; Braxton Tharp 0(1) 0-0 3; Mason Moore 6 2-2 14; Jayson Watts 1(1) 2-4 7; James Allen 1 0-0 2; Colby Fugate 3 3-3 9; and Zach Thompson 1 0-0 2. Totals: 20(3) 11-15 60.

 

Paintsville……........................66

 

Evangel Christian.................…39

 

BEREA — Paintsville took charge early on against Evangel Christian and cruised to a 66-39 win in the Berea Invitational Tournament played on Dec. 16.

 

James Allen led a balanced attack with 11 points while Mason Moore and Colby Fugate chipped in 10 each as the Tigers moved to 6-1.

 

Malik Shabazz paced Evangel (0-5) with a game-high 12 points.

 

At Berea

 

(Berea Invitational Tournament)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PV (6-1)….............................…28 21 11 6 – 66

 

EC (0-5)……...............................7 14 8 10 – 39

 

Scoring:

 

Paintsville (66) – Nick Keeton 3 3-4 9; Seth Williams 2 0-0 4; Braxton Tharp 0(2) 0-0 6; Mason Moore 2(2) 0-0 10; Ryan Gibson 1 0-2 2; Jaxson Watts 1 0-0 2; Colby Fugate 5 0-0 10; James Allen 3(1) 2-2 11; Zach Thompson 0(1) 0-0 3; Rex Castle 0(1) 0-0 3; Ashton Adams 1 0-0 2; Ryleh McKenzie 1 0-0 and Ethan Hensley 1 0-0 2. Totals: 20(7) 5-8 66.

 

Evangel Christian (39) –Malik Shabazz 3(1) 3-4 12; Cameron Steffan 1(1) 2-2 7; Nick Cruse 1 1-1 3; Chris Payne 1(1) 2-4 7; Daniel Cano 1 1-1 3; and Colan Trudeaux 3 1-2 7. Totals: 10(3) 10-14 39.

 

GIRLS

 

South Laurel…........................77

 

Pike Central…......................…60

 

BEREA — Pike Central's slow start against South Laurel proved to be the difference as the Lady Hawks fell 77-60 in the Berea Holiday Classic played on Dec. 30.

 

Cassidy Mullins poured in 22 points to lead Central, now 11-3. Kylea Stanley followed with 17 and Kelsi Brinager tallied 14.

 

Ally Collett led all scorers for the Lady Cardinals (12-3) with 25 points.

 

At Berea

 

(Berea Holiday Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

SL (12-3)…..............................23 17 15 22 – 77

 

PC (11-3)…...............................6 21 14 19 – 60

 

Scoring:

 

South Laurel (77) – Amerah Steele 4(1) 8-8 19; Ally Collett 5 15-16 25; Taylor Cromer 6(1) 3-4 18; Diana Morgan 3 3-3 9; and Emma Hibbitts 3 0-0 6. Totals: 21(2) 29-31 77.

 

Pike Centreal (60) – Cassidy Mullins 7(2) 2-3 22; Alexis Newsome 0(1) 0-0 3; Bailey Birchfield 1 2-2 4; Kylea Stanley 6 5-6 17; and Kelsi Brinager 7 0-0 14. Totals: 21(3) 9-11 60.

 

Jefferson, Ga…....................…59

 

Letcher Central…....................32

 

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Letcher Central struggled offensively throughout as Jefferson (Ga.) scored a 59-32 win in the Innisfree Hotels Pensacola Beach Tournament played on Dec .30.

 

Brook Bates finished with eight points to lead the Lady Cougars, now 7-7.

 

Jazmin Allen paced Jefferson (7-5) with a game-high 25 points.

 

At Pensacola, Fla.

 

(Pensacola Beach Tournament)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JN (7-5)…..................................18 18 19 4 – 59

 

LC (7-7)…...................................12 4 6 10 – 32

 

Scoring:

 

Jefferson, Ga. (59) – Jazmin Allen 6(3) 4-5 25; Lori Blackstock 2(1) 1-1 8; A.K. Benton 0 2-2 2; Nia Johnson 0 2-3 2; McKenzie Ulmar 2(3) 0-0 13; McKenzie Turner 0(2) 0-0 6; Allianne Clark 0 2-2 2; and Mariah Starks 0 1-4 1. Totals: 10(9) 12-17 59.

 

Letcher Central (32) – Camryn Parks 1 2-3 4; Emma Maggard 2 2-2 6; Brookynn Collins 0(2) 0-0 6; McKenzie Craft 1 0-0 2; Brooke Bates 1(2) 0-0 8; Alyssa Franklin 1 0-0 2; Loren Boggs 0 2-5 2; Beth Holbrook 0 0-2 0; and Kaylee Banks 1 0-0 2. Totals: 7(4) 6-12 32.

 

Lexington Catholic…...............73

 

Jenkins……………….................49

 

BOWLING GREEN — Jenkins fell behind early on to Lexington Catholic and the Lady Cavaliers dropped a 73-49 decision in the FNB Holiday Bash played at South Warren High School on Dec. 30.

 

Jerrica Thacker led the Lady Cavaliers (6-9) with a game-high 26 points. Lala Watts chipped in nine.

 

Jay Ballard led the Lady Knights (7-6) with 15 points.

 

At Bowling Green

 

(FNB Holiday Bash)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JK (6-9)…..................................4 13 14 18 – 49

 

LC (7-6)…................................19 20 17 17 – 73

 

Scoring:

 

Jenkins (49) – Lala Watts 3 3-4 9; Kristin Thacker 0(1) 5-6 8; Jerrica Thacker 0(8) 2-5 26; and Lindsey Rose 3 0-0 6. Totals: 6(9) 10-15 49.

 

Lexington Catholic (73) – Kate Whitman 1 2-4 4; Olivia Haines 2(2) 0-0 10; Maya Jazdzewski 2 0-0 4; Katie Witt 2 0-0 4; Ariel West 4(1) 1-1 12; Morgan Rakes 2 0-0 4; Farah Weldon 2(1) 0-0 7; Ashley Frebis 1 2-2 4; Jay Ballard 0(5) 0-0 15; Catey Nash 1 0-0 2; Maylo Given 0(1) 0-0 3; and Abby Middleton 1 2-4 4. Totals: 18(10) 7-12 73.

 

Morristown West, TN...............45

 

Shelby Valley………..................39

 

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — Shelby Valley's fourth-quarter comeback fell short as Morristown West (Tenn.) escaped with a 45-39 win in the Andrew Johnson Bank Ladies Classic played on Dec. 30.

 

Summer Rose paced the Lady Kats, now 10-3, with 13 points to share game-high scoring honors. Blayre Shultz led Morristown (10-1) with 13.

 

At Greeneville, Tenn.

 

(AJB Ladies Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

SV (10-3)….................................8 5 13 13 – 39

 

MW (10-1)..................................15 15 9 6 – 45

 

Scoring:

 

Shelby Valley (39) – Summer Rose 13, Cassidy Rowe 6, Kyleigh Tackett 7, Cassidy Wright 4, Kayla Newsom 2 and Alyssa Elswick 7.

 

Morristown West, Tenn. (45) – Erin Foster 6, Blayre Shultz 13, Alyssa Davis 1, McKenzie Hefner 8, Caroline Harville 7, Hannah Seals 3, Laken Phillips 3, Alice Howard 2 and Angel Simms 2.

 

Phelps…………........................65

 

Prestonsburg……....................56

 

PRESTONSBURG — Phelps steadily built a lead against Prestonsburg and held on for a 65-56 win in a game played at the Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Dec. 30.

 

Danielle Prater poured in 23 points to led the Lady Hornets, now 6-5. Alyssa Sargent and Gabbi McCoy added 13 each.

 

Olivia Slone led all scorers for the Lady Blackcats (3-8) with 25 points. Reesce Endicott chipped in 11.

 

At Prestonsburg

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PH (6-5)…...........................…11 19 13 22 – 65

 

PB (3-8)…............................…12 15 13 16 – 56

 

Scoring:

 

Phelps (65) – Danielle Prater 10 3-4 23; Chloe Smith 1(2) 0-0 8; Alyssa Sargent 3(2) 1-1 13; Gabbi McCoy 2(1) 6-6 13; and Kacie Dotson 4 0-0 8. Totals: 20(5) 10-11 65.

 

Prestonsburg (56) – Reesce Endicott 2(2) 1-2 11; Alivia Slone 5(1) 12-14 25; Allison Campbell 1 2-2 4; Nicole Burchett 4 0-0 8; Celina Mullins 1(1) 0-0 5; and Faith Lazar 1 1-2 3. Totals: 14(4) 16-20 56.

 

Owsley County….....................60

 

Belfry……………......................53

 

HYDEN — Belfry's third-quarter struggles proved to be the difference as the Lady Pirates fell to Owsley County, 60-53, in the Hyden Citizens Bank Classic played at Leslie County High School on Dec. 30.

 

Kailee Rash and McKenzie Maynard paced the Lady Pirates, now 7-6, with 15 points apiece. Lyndsey Miller chipped in 10.

 

Macie Gibson led all scorers for Owsley (10-3) with 35 points.

 

At Hyden

 

(Citizens Bank Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

BF (7-6)….................................12 17 8 16 – 53

 

OC (10-3)…..............................19 7 22 12 – 60

 

Scoring:

 

Belfry (53) – Kailee Rash 15, McKenzie Maynard 15, Lyndsey Miller 10, Ariel Mounts 5, Linzee Phillips 2 and Kennedy 3. Totals: 14(7) 4-11 53.

 

Owsley County (60) – Macie Gibson 35, Emilee McQueen 5, Amelia Murray 12 and Lexy Lynch 8. Totals: 13(4) 18-21 60.

 

East Ridge……........................58

 

Magoffin County…..................40

 

BEREA — East Ridge used a strong third-quarter effort to pull away and beat Magoffin County, 58-40, in the Berea Holiday Classic played on Dec. 30.

 

Haylee Meade led the Lady Warriors, now 8-6, with 18 points to share game scoring honors. Britney Tackett tossed in 11 and Sarah Tackett finished with 10.

 

Kennedi Stacy paced the Lady Hornets (3-11) with 18 points.

 

At Berea

 

(Berea Holiday Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

ER (8-6)…...............................12 16 19 11 – 58

 

MC (3-11)….............................12 12 4 12 – 40

 

Scoring:

 

East Ridge (58) – Katie May 2(1) 0-0 7; Haylee Meade 3(4) 0-0 18; Hannah Mullins 4 0-0 8; Haley Parks 1 0-0 2; Kelsi Slone 1 0-0 2; Britney Tackett 4 3-4 11; and Sarah Tackett 5 0-0 10. Totals: 20(5) 3-4 58.

 

Magoffin County (40) – Alexis Montgomery 4 1-2 9; Kennedi Stacy 4(3) 1-1 18; Kenlee Wireman 1 0-0 2; Haley Barnett 1(1) 2-2 7; and Macy Thacker 1 2-2 4. Totals: 11(4) 6-7 40.

 

Cumberland Gap, TN….............68

 

Letcher Central………..............25

 

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Letcher Central fell behind early on to Cumberland Gap (Tenn.) and came up on the short end of a 68-25 decision in the Innisfree Hotels Pensacola Beach Tournament played on Dec. 29.

 

Loren Boggs tossed in eight points for the Lady Cougars, now 7-6.

 

Gracie Dishmore poured in a game-high 28 points for the Lady Panthers.

 

At Pensacola, Fla.

 

(Pensacola Beach Tournament)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

LC (7-6)…...................................5 14 2 4 – 25

 

CG (5-2)…................................28 22 14 4 – 68

 

Scoring:

 

Letcher Central (25) – Camryn Parks 0 0-1 0; Emma Maggard 1 2-4 4; McKenzie Craft 0 2-2 2; Jessica Boggs 2 0-2 4; Alyssa Franklin 1(1) 2-2 4; and Loren Boggs 3 2-4 8. Totals: 7(1) 8-15 25.

 

Cumberland Gap, Tenn. (68) – Kiana Wilson 4(2) 0-2 14; Gracie Dishmore 8(2) 6-6 28; Alli Smith 0(1) 1-2 4; Addy Wilson 0(1) 0-0 3; Lauren Tabor 2 0-0 4; Kim Wood 1 0-0 2; Chloe Reagan 1 4-4 6; Ann Scarbrough 1(1) 0-0 5; Shelbi Smith 1 0-0 2; and Madison Boykin 0 0-2 0. Totals: 18(7) 11-16 68.

 

Jenkins……….........................42

 

Warren Central….................…36

 

BOWLING GREEN — Jenkins took the lead from Warren Central and held on down the stretch for a 42-36 win in the FNB Holiday Bash played at South Warren High School on Dec. 29.

 

Kristin Thacker fired in 18 points to share game-high scoring honors and teammate Lala Watts finished with 17 as the Lady Cavaliers moved to 6-8.

 

Saniyah Shelton paced the Lady Dragons (2-10) with 18 points.

 

At Bowling Green

 

(FNB Holiday Bash)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

WC (2-10).............................…..8 13 5 10 – 36

 

JK (6-8)…..............................…..8 14 6 14 – 42

 

Scoring:

 

Warren Central (36) – Dashia Shanklin 2 0-0 4; Kyleigh Ray 1 1-2 3; Saniyah Shelton 4(3) 1-2 18; Alyssa Conner 0(1) 0-0 3; Krisheanna Johnson 0 1-2 1; and Tiffany Taylor 2(1) 0-2 7. Totals: 9(5) 3-8 36.

 

Jenkins (42) – Lala Watts 7 3-6 17; Kristin Thacker 4(2) 4-5 18; Jerrica Thacker 1 0-0 2; and Lindsey Rose 2 1-2 5. Totals: 14(2) 8-13 42.

 

Berea………….........................57

 

East Ridge……........................50

 

BEREA — East Ridge saw a second-half lead slip away as Berea rallied for a 57-50 win in the Berea Holiday Classic played on Dec. 29.

 

Britney Tackett and Hannah Mullins tossed in 12 points apiece to lead the Lady Warriors, now 7-6. Sarah Tackett finished with 11.

 

Matilyn Stepp led Berea (4-5) with a game-high 29 points.

 

At Berea

 

(Berea Holiday Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

ER (7-6)…...................................9 16 6 19 – 50

 

BR (4-5)….................................13 7 14 23 – 57

 

Scoring:

 

East Ridge (50) – Sarah Tackett 5 1-1 11; Britney Tackett 6 0-0 12; Courtney Standifur 1 0-0 2; Kelsi Slone 1 0-0 2; Hannah Mullins 3(1) 3-4 12; Haylee Meade 1(1) 0-0 5; and Katie May 3 0-0 6. Totals: 20(2) 4-5 50.

 

Berea (57) – Matilyn Stepp 7 15-22 29; Melissa Gosney 0(2) 2-4 8; Alexis Newman 0(2) 4-5 10; Adrienne Beggs 3 2-5 8; and Chesney Lovins 0 2-4 2. Totals: 10(4) 25-40 57.

 

Pike Central…….....................63

 

Williamsburg….......................55

 

BEREA — Pike Central built a double-digit, halftime lead against Williamsburg and held on for a 63-55 win in the Berea Holiday Classic played on Dec. 29.

 

Kelsi Brinager paced the Lady Hawks, now 11-2, with a game-high 16 points. Cassidy Mullins and Bailey Birchfield added 12 each.

 

At Berea

 

(Berea Holiday Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

WM (9-3)…............................13 9 16 17 – 55

 

PC (11-2)….............................20 19 12 12 – 63

 

Scoring:

 

Williamsburg (55) – Kelsey Tye 1 0-0 2; Kayla Gibson 3(2) 0-0 12; Tori Lester 5 2-3 12; Lillie Abbott 1 1-3 3; Lillie Hall 7 1-2 15; and Madison Chapman 2(1) 4-7 11. Totals: 19(3) 8-15 55.

 

Pike Central (63) – Cassidy Mullins 5 2-5 12; Hailey Boyd 1 2-2 4; Lexi Newsome 0(2) 1-2 7; Bailey Birchfield 5 2-5 12; Kylea Stanley 4 1-1 9; Kelsi Brinager 8 0-0 16; Rebecca Diamond 0 0-1 0; and Chloe Neece 0(1) 0-0 3. Totals: 23(3) 8-16 63.